Symmetry and separation of variables
Originally published in 1977, this volume is concerned with the relationship between symmetries of a linear secondorder partial differential equation of mathematical physics, the coordinate systems in which the equation admits solutions via separation of variables, and the properties of the special...
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Format:  eBook 
Language:  English 
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Cambridge
Cambridge University Press
1984

Series:  Encyclopedia of mathematics and its applications

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Collection:  Cambridge Books Online  Collection details see MPG.ReNa 
Summary:  Originally published in 1977, this volume is concerned with the relationship between symmetries of a linear secondorder partial differential equation of mathematical physics, the coordinate systems in which the equation admits solutions via separation of variables, and the properties of the special functions that arise in this manner. Some grouptheoretic twists in the ancient method of separation of variables that can be used to provide a foundation for much of special function theory are shown. In particular, it is shown explicitly that all special functions that arise via separation of variables in the equations of mathematical physics can be studied using group theory 

Physical Description:  xxx, 285 pages digital 
ISBN:  9781107325623 